925 Sterling Silver CZ Christmas Tree Necklace Charm
The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.The first decorated Christmas was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.Nineteenth century Americans cut their trees in nearby forests.Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United states since about 1850. Until fairly recently, all Christmas trees came from the forest.
The first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States was started in 1851 in New York by Mark Carr. In 1900, large stores started to erect big illuminated Christmas trees. In 1856 Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was the first President to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Approximately 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the Christmas tree industry. In the United States, there are more than 15,000 Christmas tree farms. There are approximately 350 million Christmas trees growing on U.S. farms. Thomas Edison’s assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890.
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 22 mm (0.8 inches)
Width: 10 mm (0.40 inches)
Gemstone Type: Cubic Zirconia (CZ)